UNP agrees to register United National Front

UNPThe United Natioal Party (UNP) today proposed and later agreed to register the United National Front after the August 17 Parliament election.

The UNP, at a special convention, agreed on the proposal to also contest the Parliament election next month as the United National Front under the elephant symbol by including members from other political parties who have extended support to the UNP.

The proposal was made by UNP General Secretary Kabir Hashim and a vote was later taken by UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe.

Wickremesinghe announced that the proposal had been adopted following a majority vote at the UNP special convention.

Earlier today several SLFP members had confirmed they will support the UNP while the JHU and the SLMC have also decided to contest the election with the UNP.

UNP Deputy Leader Ravi Karunanayake said that 18 Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) members have extended support to the UNP at the August election.

The United National Front will look to campaign for good governance at the August 17 Parliament election with Ranil Wickremesinghe as the Prime Ministerial candidate. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. Those who join Ranil will never be appointed.
    We have seen how Ranil behaved in the last six months as the Prime Minister on the Pin Chance.
    He will never be appointed PM through an election.

  2. Good move by all the progressive parties together. It is important the Jan 8 peaceful revolution that toppled a dictator worse than Prabhakaran, see to it that the sapling they planted, the prince of democracy and good governance is nurtured and protected so that it can grow up to be a huge tree where its canopy will protect Sri Lanka, its culture, its people and its natural beauty for generations to come.

    • Dear sam, I dearly oppose your characterization on Mr. Ranil as you’re trying to justify something without solid reasoning.
      Why don’t you get off the internet, go back and continue drawing in your little drawing book.

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